Inlet Devices

An inlet device has the purpose of dissipating momentum of incoming fluid, aiding initial separation without increasing turbulence. A correctly chosen inlet device will ensure even flow distribution, enhanced separation and increased capacity of separator.

Bi - Vane Inlet Distributor

This is generally used as a low momentum inlet device The inlet stream entering through the inlet nozzle is smoothly divided into 2 equal streams each of which is deflected through 90 to create a centrifugal gas / lquid separation effect. The streams then impinge against the vessel valls and enter the bulk fluid phases to absorb the momentum.



Vane Inlet Diffuser

This is generally used as a medium to high inlet momentum device. The inlet stream entering through the inlet nozzle is divided in to a number of equal streams each of which is deflected through 90 to create a centrifugal gas/ liquid separation effect. The streams then impinge against the vessel walls and enter the bulk fluid phases to absorb the momentum.



Cyclone Inlet defoamer

    The inlet stream entering through the inlet nozzle is introduced tangentially into a vertical cyclone tube to create a centrifugal gas/ liquid separation effect. The Liquid stream impinges against the cyclone wall and falls, entering the bulk fluid phase via a cross baffle to absorb the momentum. Gas exits the cyclone via a top exit.